One Setup to Solve All Vibration Issues – EU

Dennis Swanepoel, Lead Technician, Yellotec


The presentation will explore if one set-up can solve all your data needs on a specific piece of equipment. I will then show through practical examples that one set-up cannot do everything you would like to do when analyzing a defect and the common pitfalls in capturing only one point. I will delve into waveform analysis needs, FFT resolution, phase requirements and process data. 


He started his career attaining my National Diploma(S4) in Mechanical Engineering and becoming a Performance and Testing Technician in the Power Generation Industry. He has been in the field of Condition Monitoring for past 21 years. Starting out as an apprentice Dennis managed to improve his knowledge in condition monitoring in various industries and becoming involved in training. In his first years in condition monitoring he became certified by Technical Associates as a trainer for their courses and started specializing in ODS and Modal Analysis. Dennis has worked in various industries and is qualified in Vibration, Thermography and Oil analysis. He also specializes in operational Deflection shape analysis. Currently his main duties are shared between starting up new service contracts, Special Investigations, Training (Mobius Training Partner)
Industries that he has worked in include Power Generation, Coal Mining, Platinum/chrome refinery and mining, Waste Water Treatment, Food, Paper and Sugar Mills. His most recent achievement was to pass the Mobius CAT IV course and starting up two service contracts in the Power Generation Industry that include vibration, thermography, oil analysis, and alignment.